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CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
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Shoof International Ltd.
Free phone 0800 800 801
When you bring your old boots
to the Bekina tent at the
$50 off trade-in deal
The Gumboot Day programme
again be an
hot rods, water
merry go round,
❚ Memorial Park gates open to the
public at 10am. Make a cash donation
entry fee and go in the draw to win a
New World gift card.
❚ Competition entries will be received
from 10am to 2pm at the white
headquarters tent, which will be next
to the gumboot throwing lanes in the
middle of the field.
❚ Bekina Gumboot Throwing
Competitions -- on field 1, NZNLMRA
lawnmower racing, field 2 and near
the cricket pitch, the WPI Tangiwai Baa
Blacks sheep racing will begin and
continue throughout the day.
❚ Taihape New World has sponsored
$5000 worth of gift cards so there is an
opportunity to be a winner at both the
Baa Blacks and in the competitions.
❚ People's Choice -- judging of the
Eateries Bake-off challenge is from
noon until 2.15pm. This is a baking
competition between Taihape's
eateries that will be judged by popular
choice from the public.
❚ Wearable Arts Competition parade
and judging on centre stage at 1pm.
Your MC Bob Barrell will be keeping
everyone updated throughout the
❚ Also on centre stage, the very
popular Dog Barking Competition
begins at 1.30pm. Last year a large
number of competitors had great fun
so get in early this year.
❚ 2.30pm: Competitions prizegiving --
decorate a real gumboot.
Decorate an A3 gumboot, Simply
Brewing home brew, Eateries
Gumboot Bake-off Challenge.
❚ 4pm: Bekina Gumboot Throwing
Competition prize presentations. This
year, cash prizes worth $9000 are
sponsored by Shoof International,
which markets Bekina Boots.
❚ Gumboot Inn will be open
throughout the day selling
refreshments and hot ham rolls.
❚ Lawnmower racing will continue on
Sunday at the track next to the old
school in Rauma Rd.
Gumboot throwing contest secures sponsor
says he is
to the Taihape
Taihape's gumboot throwing
competitions, run by members of the
Rotary Club of Taihape, are becoming
a stronger and more successful event
every year at the annual Gumboot
Day. The recent announcement of a
large business sponsor is another
exciting move towards international
Shoof International Ltd has signed a
five-year agreement with the Rotary
club to sponsor gumboot throwing
competitions under the Bekina boot
Taihape Community Development
Trust's manager Elizabeth Mortland
explained that securing this
sponsorship would strengthen ties
with the International Boot Throwing
''We will be a member of the IBTA
and will then run a New Zealand
championship event to provide
representation at the subsequent
World Championship events.''
Bekina is well known and respected
throughout Europe for providing high
quality boots for a range of tough
working environments. The Belgium-
based manufacturer specialises in
making lightweight, durable boots
that are very comfortable to wear.
John Stubbs, NZ sales manager for
Shoof International Ltd, importer and
distributor of the Bekina agriculture
range, is also excited about bringing
more value and worldwide recognition
to the gumboot throwing competition
''Bekina is an important sponsor to
IBTA events in Europe, so we saw it as
a good fit for us to carry that mantle
to New Zealand,'' said Stubbs.
Shoof International is a grass-roots,
large agricultural supply company
based in Cambridge. Inventing,
manufacturing and sourcing products
for New Zealand farmers for more than
40 years, Shoof is synonymous with all
that is great about the rural sector.
Signing up with such a major
sponsor will allow the Taihape event
to get more visibility, both nationally
and internationally, and offer a better
range of prizes. This year Bekina is
introducing a specially-designed gold
boot trophy for the category winners.
''We like getting involved in these
events, we think it's great for the town
and for the visitors,'' explained Stubbs.
''We see this as supporting the people
who support us in the rural
communities and gumboot throwing
is a really fun way to do this.''
The Bekina tent at the Taihape
Gumboot Day will be running a $50
trade-in deal for people who want to
trade in their old boots for a new pair
Look out for the giant pair of
inflatable Bekina boots next to the
throwing pitch at Taihape.
Record breaker: Taihape man Niki
Martin sets a record in the men's
open gumboot throw last year.
Taihape man Niki Martin set a New
Zealand record of 44.970 metres in the
Men's Open gumboot throw last year.
Martin beat the previous record by
2.3 metres and will be among other
competitors looking to break records
and walk away with $1000 in prize
Thanks to the sponsorship of Shoof
International, a prize pool worth more
than $9000 will be put up by the
Rotary Club of Taihape at this year's
Gumboot Throwing competitions on
Entry fees remain at Masters-Open
$5 for three throws, Youth and
Children $2 for three throws, Teams of
three mixed $15 for two throws each.
The prize list for throwers this year
includes a specially designed gold
boot trophy, by Bekina.
For category winners:
Masters -- men and women, first
$300, second $200, third $100.
Open -- men and women, first $300,
second $200, third $100.
Youth (11 to 16 years) -- boys and
girls, first $200, second $100, third $50.
Children (6 to 10 years) -- first $100,
second $50, third $20.
Teams ( three mixed) -- first $600,
second $300, third $90.
Look for the giant pair of inflatable
Bekina boots and find where to
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